The Agency Phenomenon in the European Union

The Agency Phenomenon in the European Union Emergence, Institutionalisation and Everyday Decision-Making - European Policy Research Unit Series

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This volume, now available in paperback, offers a comprehensive analysis of the agency phenomenon in the European Union. It takes stock of the emergence and development of EU agencies, providing insight into the characteristics as well as the consequences of the ongoing EU agencification process. The volume traces the varied roots of and routes to agency emergence and institutionalisation. It also analyses everyday decision-making processes within EU-level agencies, notably the management of such agencies, their role in the creation of network structures in European executive governance and in the implementation of EU legislation at the member state level, and the varied sources of agency accountability. The ambition of this volume is to offer an even-handed assessment and explanation of agency creation, design and evolution at the EU level. The volume is targeted to academics, post-graduate students and practitioners. Chapter authors include Deirdre Curtin, Renaud Dehousse, Morten Egeberg and Thomas Gehring.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719095627
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 351.4
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 356g
Height: 235mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 13mm